At the 20th edition of the International Engine of the Year Awards, Ferrari bagged six awards, the highest number for any manufacturer in one year.
For the third year running, Ferrari won the ‘Best engine in the world’ award for its turbo-charged V8 that equips all of Ferrari’s V8-engined cars.
Along with the overall Engine of the Year honour, the 720-cv 3.9-litre V8 that powers the new 488 Pista also took the 3-litre to 4-litre class, the Performance Engine category and the special nomination for the ‘Best of the Best’.
“In the 488 GTB, the 3.9-litre eight-cylinder was a near-perfect example of a high-performance turbocharged engine, setting the bar so high that it swept aside rival powertrains. But redeveloped and tweaked for the 488 Pista, the best engine in the world just got better. Without a doubt, we’re looking at an engineering masterclass from Ferrari. No turbo lag, beautiful delivery, raw emotion, a furious growl and so much power – this Ferrari V8 is a work of art.” – Dean Slavnich, Co-Chairman of the International Engine of the Year Awards.
Crowning Ferrari’s record-breaking year, the naturally-aspirated 800-cv 6.5-litre V12 powering the 812 Superfast also won two awards: the Above 4-litre class and the Best New Engine category due to it being comprehensively re-engineered from the 6.3-litre unit that equipped the F12berlinetta with 75% new components.
With this, the total number of trophies won by Ferrari at the various editions of the International Engine of the Year Awards goes up to 27, a record number of wins for any sports car company.